These weeks easily have to be some of the most difficult, anxiety-ridden weeks of the year. For most of the people I know, the last two weeks of December involve […]
I’ll let you in on a little family secret: my wife is one of those people. You know, the people who would listen to Christmas music all year round, set […]
We might just learn that we live in a universe more gracious and more benevolent than we thought, a place of discipline and hard work but also of little surprises and opportunities just around the corner, a reality being redeemed by providence, generosity, and grace. Even for bank robbing small time crooks.
I recently discovered some of the astonishing photos from a recente National Geographic Photo Contest, including this one to the right. I’ve been staring now-and-then at this photo, taken underneath […]
For many, Christmas is now over: the presents are opened, the meal is eaten, the carols are sung, and it is time to start thinking about packing Christmas away until […]
When Rolling Stones magazine interviewed U2 singer Bono, and asked which kind of music turns him on, Bono answered in a surprising and self-revealing way. “The music that really turns […]
The Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer has recently been elected the recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature. He was born in Stockholm in 1931 and published his first collection […]
Much gets said these days about liberty and freedom across the political spectrum. At the heart of talk about “inalienable rights” is usually the notion of freedom, and in the contemporary […]